Oliver Binks, UK: "The main thing I enjoyed is that I was taught in Russian. By doing this it has helped me to remember key phrases and words better and it has made me feel more confident when communicating in Russian".
The communicative approach is the basic method when the learners are involved in real communication, their natural strategies for language acquisition are used, and this allows them to learn how to use the language in different situation outside the classroom.
Teachers use audio-lingual, direct and the method of a natural approach and they don’t translate but use only the target language.
The texts provide not only context for grammar and vocabulary but systematically develop students’ reading and listening skills. All grammar points are contextualized and students analyse and understand grammar through an inductive approach with reference to examples in the texts.
Emphasis is on the development of independent learning across all levels including the extensive work on study skills, good study habits and self-assessment.